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3 Muscles that Cause Tooth Pain and Unnecessary Dental Procedures!

By Pressure Positive October 30, 2015 No comments
We know that trigger points can be excruciatingly painful, but who knew that some might literally cause you to pull your teeth out? We often complain about the lack of myofascial education in the medical profession. Calculations are made each year of the number and cost of unnecessary surgeries and other procedures performed due to improper diagnosis. Many of these cases result from completely overlooking myofascial pain caused by trigger points. However, there is one group of professionals who is starting to break that trend ... dentists!

Is A Jaw Muscle Causing Your Toothache, TMJ or Ringing of the Ears?

By Pressure Positive September 19, 2014 No comments
When it comes to pain we'd rather live without. Toothache and TMJ (Jaw Joint) pain certainly rank among the least tolerable. Fortunately, a common culprit is often responsible for these symptoms: A powerful jaw muscle within the rear of the cheek, named the Masseter. Fortunately, trigger points in the Masseter can be treated by a trigger point therapist or by you at home! If anyone you know suffers from these symptoms, have them perform the following quick tests and self-care tips below to identify possible trigger points and myofascial dysfunction in the Masseter.